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Chinese elite firm Haiwen turns away from pure lockstep

21-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Haiwen & Partners, the first and only top-tier Chinese firm to adopt a Western-style pure lockstep, has decided to move away from this model after six years.

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Simpson Thatcher and Fangda advise Alibaba on $6.9bn strategic deal with Suning

11-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has turned to its long-standing advisers Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners in a $6.9bn strategic partnership with Chinese electronics retailer Suning.


Kirkland Beijing co-founding partner moves to Orrick

6-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Kirkland & Ellis Beijing co-founding partner Ya-Chiao Chang has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

China Briefings

China’s carbon reduction goals download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2015

China has now submitted its carbon emissions reduction goals to the UN.

Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.

Handling tax evasion risk in Hong Kong: new guidance for 2015 download subscription

KPMG 1-Jul-2015

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued new guidance on handling tax evasion risk.

ArbitrAsian innovation: the Asian disputes market and ADR download subscription

20 Essex Street 30-Jun-2015

Arbitral centres in Hong Kong and Singapore have recently updated their rules.

No excuses! Court protects buyers’ right to rely on refund guarantees weblink subscription

Ince & Co 30-Jun-2015

A Dutch ship operating company, SBV, brought claims against a Chinese bank, BOC, for payment under two refund guarantees governed by English law. 

Clause in bill of lading leads to anti-suit injunction weblink subscription

Ince & Co 26-Jun-2015

Confirmation that an English law and jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading was exclusive.

China v UK – a comparison of key employment law principles download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 9-Jun-2015

The issues most likely to affect managers and HR professionals operating internationally.

FIFA allegations: establishing the home turf download subscription

Stewarts Law 8-Jun-2015

While the US authorities have led the way, in the home of football the Serious Fraud Office is “assessing material”.

New free trade zones to encourage investment in China download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-May-2015

China plans new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) for Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian

Record fine in Chinese automotive sector download subscription

Eversheds 18-May-2015

Mercedes-Benz fined $57m for price-fixing.

Global M&A on the up download subscription

KPMG 13-May-2015

…but Brazil is still struggling.

Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 5-May-2015

Luxembourg opens the door to China with approval of R-QFII UCITS funds.

Data Issues Roundup, 29 April: China/US dataflows; Twitter falls under EU control; and more download

Addleshaw Goddard 5-May-2015

Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.

China: new judicial interpretation on the arrest and judicial sale of ships weblink subscription

Ince & Co 21-Apr-2015

This article highlights the main changes that may be of particular interest to owners, charterers (in particular bareboat charterers) and other interested parties whose ships may call at ports in China.

New arbitration rules for China weblink subscription

Ince & Co 15-Apr-2015

Including special provisions for the Hong Kong arbitration centre.